"One of the best improvising cellists in the UK" The JazzMann
EFG London Jazz Festival
Shirley Smart - cello
James Arben - sax/flute
Tim Quicke - trumpet
John Crawford - piano
Liran Donin- bass
Demi Garcia Sabat - drums
London SW4 0QW
Sunday 22nd November
'..as a cellist-composer she morphs seamlessly from Stephane Grappelli like swing and Bird-like bebop...
a charming kaleidoscope and jazzy showcase of her global folk music-inspired compositions'
' a superb set - a sound world that is at once rooted in the ancient and traditional musics that it draws from in an utterly contemporary manner that also incorporates modern jazz.
This is an exceptionally strong leadership debut from a lady that I'm sure we are destined to hear much more from.' Jazzviews
'..some of the most inventive use of the cello I’ve heard for some time.'
Kind of Jazz
'Smarts playing is particularly remarkable..'
'Fascinating listening, and thought-provoking entertainment for the open-eared"
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